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Recyclebank Honored with “Best Use of Gamification for Social Good” GAward at Gamification Summit

Written by Recyclebank
Published: June 20, 2012

NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO—JUNE 21, 2012—Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, has been awarded a GAward in the category “Best Use of Gamification for Social Good.” The GAwards: Best in Gamification Awards recognize achievements in the implementation of gamification techniques by companies and venture capitalists.

The awards ceremony was held earlier this week in San Francisco at The Gamification Summit, which brings together leading thinkers in the gamification, loyalty and behavioral engineering space. Besides Recyclebank’s winning category, “Best Use of Gamification for Social Good,” awards were distributed in categories spanning consumer, education, enterprise and health and wellness applications of gamification. Recyclebank’s Chief Revenue Officer Samantha Skey was on hand to accept the award and joined executives from other winning companies including Badgeville, Bunchball and Zamzee.

“We are honored to be recognized with this GAward during its very first year. Gamification is intrinsic to our business model and an approach we are incredibly passionate about, as it is a proven catalyst for consumer behavioral change. By making it fun and rewarding for consumers to take more simple everyday green actions we are helping build a more sustainable future,” said Skey. “Being recognized by our peers makes this award even more meaningful, and we are delighted to be in the company of such fine fellow award winners.”

GAward winners were selected by a jury of gamification industry experts from a crowdsourced nominee pool. For more information please visit


Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and taking other environmentally-preferred actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit


Gamification Co is the only transmedia company exclusively dedicated to Engagement Science and Gamification. The group publishes the Gamification Blog and related books, organizes The Gamification Summit & Workshops and provides consulting expertise to facilitate this burgeoning industry. Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics to solve problems and engage audiences, and its power is radically reshaping industries from marketing to HR, education to health care, improving lives, solving problems and generating unprecedented growth. Gartner Group forecasts that Gamification will be used by 70% of the Global 2000 by 2015, spending over $2Bn on related products, services and technologies according to M2 Research. For more information on Gamification Co and how to leverage the power of game mechanics, visit

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